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Hollande, the One Term President (part 1)

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Trump Keeps 'Em Guessing, Italian Referendum, Austrian Election, Castro's Death (part 2)

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Video: Far-right at the gates of power in Austria

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Discovering the winter 2016/2017 men's fashion collections in Paris

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Rendez-vous on '42nd Street' as the meta musical comes to Paris

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Uzbekistan reinforces its tight grip on election and country

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THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

We head out to meet France 24 Observers. They tell us more about the stories they have alerted us to. Every first Saturday of the month at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-04-10

Madagascar's zebu war

In Observers Direct, journalist Julien Pain heads out to meet FRANCE 24 Observers in their country. They tell us more about the stories they have alerted us to.

The very first episode of Observers Direct is about a war over zebus in a remote southern region of Madagascar. An Observer sent FRANCE 24 photos of dead bodies she had seen laid out in the town square of a small village there. Villagers had massacred a group of men who, they say, were trying to steal their zebu herds. Eight-six people were killed. But we wanted to find out more about this tragic story: Why did the villagers take the law into their own hands? Was this really self-defence?

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2016-03-10 DR Congo

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2016-02-06 Tunisia

Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project...

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